The gray uniforms worn by guards in Texas’ prison system, the nation’s second largest, since the 1960s will be supplemented by a new “Class B” uniform of a navy polo shirt and gray military-style pants, says the Austin American-Statesman. It's a uniform style already worn by prison guards in most other states. The new uniforms are the result of a two-year study. Guards who like the old uniforms can still wear them.
The new uniforms were modeled yesterday for the first time publicly for the prison system's governing board. In a post on the newspaper’s Web site, one person asked, “Can someone tell me why it takes two years to do a study on uniforms? How hard is it to pick out a uniform? It's funny how they had models for the event. What a joke!”